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78th. Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference

September 19 - September 21, 2021
Virtual Event

We are pleased to invite you to the 78th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, a free virtual event hosted by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from September 19th to September 21st, 2021, and concurrent with the 2021 SSRL/LCLS Users\' Meeting and Workshops. 

The conference will feature a welcome reception on September 19th (via Kumospace) followed by two full days of lectures, poster presentations and virtual tours to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory facilities. 

Session topics include metals in biology, computational methods in structural science, cryoEM of biomolecules and cells, scientific opportunities for remote access to user facilities, neutron diffraction, and powder diffraction in materials science research. 

The best graduate student poster presentations at the conference will be awarded with the Chung Soo Yoo Award, established by the Pittsburgh Diffraction Society to honor Dr. Yoo’s memory, and a $400 cash prize. One award will be given to a poster related to biological research and one to a poster related to materials science or chemistry. All graduate students are welcome to submit a poster and be considered for the awards. 

Please visit the website below to register and submit your abstract before September 1st, 2021.

We look forward to meeting with you at the online conference social events!

Ambient Crystallography - CHESS 2030 Workshop

September 30 - October 1, 2021

On Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2021, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will host an online workshop identifying forefront research questions probing applications and consequences of macromolecular crystallography under ambient (room temperature to physiological) conditions. A secondary lens will be experimental methods that support this research, including both synchrotron-based and complementary tools. 

South American Macromolecular Crystallography School

September 20 - October 1, 2021
Institut Pasteur de Montevideo - Uruguay

We are pleased to announce the 8th South American Macromolecular Crystallography School 2021 \"Structural Biology to enhance high impact research in health and disease” to be held from Sep 20 to Oct 1, 2021 Please find the application form and further information at

The application deadline is June 30, 2021. For further inquiries contact

Main Topics:

Data collection (remotely @ Diamond synchrotron); · data processing; · phasing and structure determination; · model refinement and validation.

25 participants will be selected, prioritizing advanced PhD students, postdocs and young researchers. No registration fee, please look in the www site for details on application procedures.

Participants will have the opportunity to collect data from their own crystals at Diamond Light Source synchrotron via remote access, with the assistance of Diamond staff.

The workshop will be virtual considering the pandemics constraints. It will combine excellent lectures with hands-on problem-solving sessions. Tutorials of state-of-the-art software will include XDS, Dials, Phaser, ShelX, Coot, Refmac, Buster-TNT, PISA, among others.

Since the workshop is virtual additional participants may elect to attend lectures only. If you wish to do this please complete the registration form and indicate that this is your choice.

Invited speakers and tutors :

Rafael Junqueira Borges (Instituto de Biociências UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil) • Kevin Cowtan (University of York, UK) • Eleanor Dodson (University of York, UK) • Paul Emsley (Laboratory of Molecular Biology MRC, Cambridge, UK) • Elspeth Garman (University of Oxford, UK) • Beatriz Guimarāes (Instituto Carlos Chagas Fiocruz, Curitiba, Brazil) • Marin van Heel (Lab. Nacional de Nanotecnologia CNPEM, Campinas, Brazil) • Ronan Keegan (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab – CCP4, Didcot, UK) • Eugene Krissinel (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab – CCP4, Didcot, UK) • Andrey Lebedev (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab – CCP4, Didcot, UK) • Natalia Lisa (Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Rosario, Argentina) • Joāo Muniz (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Brazil) • Garib Murshudov (Laboratory of Molecular Biology MRC, Cambridge, UK) • James Parkhurst (Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK) • Randy Read (University of Cambridge, UK) • Silvia Russi (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, USA) • Nukri Sanishvili (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA) • Isabel Usón (Instituto de Biología Molecular de Barcelona, Spain) • Clemens Vonrhein (Global Phasing Ltd, Cambridge, UK)


Nicole Larrieux, Clinical Biochemist. Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay Kyle Stevenson, DPhil. CCP4, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom Alejandro Buschiazzo, PhD. Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay

This Workshop is supported by the Collaborative Computational Project Nº4 (CCP4, UK) & Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK); the Centro de Biologia Estructural del Mercosur (CeBEM); and the Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo (CYTED) through de MICROBES consortium.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Workshop!

Bringing Molecular Structure to Life: 50 Years of PDB - an EMBL conference

October 20 - October 22, 2021
Hosted Virtually

Join the EMBL conference “Bringing Molecular Structure to Life: 50 Years of PDB” and celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Protein Data Bank (PDB) with us. With over 1 million unique users worldwide and more than 400 biomedical data resources, the PDB represents the achievements and milestones of the structural biology community.

The conference will be hosted virtually, running from 20th - 22nd October 2021. This timing coincides with the 50th anniversary of the original announcement of the PDB archive, when the structural biology community established the single worldwide archive for macromolecular structure data in 1971.

The archive is managed by the Worldwide Protein Data Bank consortium (wwPDB) which includes partner sites in Asia, Europe and America, making this a truly global effort. The 50th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the advances in structural biology and bioinformatics and peer into the future prospects for these fields.

The session topics for the conference include:

  • Structural biology & applications in health and the environment
  • RNA/DNA molecular machines
  • The next 50 years: Genomics meets structural biology
  • Latest advances
  • The next 50 years: future perspectives (part 1)
  • The next 50 years: future perspectives (part 2)

Register for the conference at


Abstract submission: 25 Aug 2021

Registration: 29 Sep 2021

Call for artwork

An artwork exhibition will be part of the conference, bringing awareness to the 50th anniversary of the PDB. The conference participants can submit an artwork representing scientific and/or societal concepts relating to a structure in the Protein Data Bank. The artwork can be created using any technique or media, however, we will require a high-resolution image of the artwork for display in the virtual exhibition.


PSDI 2021 Virtual Conference

November 8 - November 10, 2021

Following our recent announcement advising you that this year’s PSDI 2021 Conference would be held virtually (Nov 8th-10th, 14:00 pm– 18:00 pm CET).  We are now delighted to invite you to register and sign up for the conference.

This year the conference is organized by Merck, ESRF and EMBL. There will be a reduced fee (75 Eur) to support the cost of the virtual conference platform. We invite you to register via the on-line registration form by clicking here (If you are registering from within the US or Canada then please click here to register). You are welcome to submit abstracts and posters, some of which may be selected for oral presentations.

Details on the conference program are available on the conference website.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to PSDI 2021 Virtual Meeting if you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact

2nd French Integrative Structural Biology Congress

November 29 - December 3, 2021
Paris-Saclay, France

The Integrative Structural Biology Meeting is organized by the Association Française de Cristallographie and the Société Française de Biophysique together. BSI 2021 is the second edition of the meeting. Our goal is to strengthen the links between the structural biology and biophysical communities.

The 2nd French Integrative Structural Biology Congress is to be held in the Paris-Saclay campus from the 29th of November to the 3rd of December 2021.

The meeting will bring together French and international scientists working in the fields of Structural Biology and Biophysics in an inspiring environment of scientific exchange and discussion. This will be a unique opportunity to bring together for the second time in France scientists from multidisciplinary communities in X-ray crystallography, liquid- and solid-state NMR, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, biophysics, and computational methods. We expect 200 scientists (students, engineers, as well as private and academic researchers).

72nd ACA Annual Meeting

July 29 - August 3, 2022
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201 USA

The ACA Meeting is an annual event providing scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research. Each meeting highlights various aspects of crystallography and demonstrates their significance to the greater scientific community. Vendors display the latest technology at the exhibit show.  Save the dates and join us!